SPI Fish Killer Charters

5801 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island TX, United State…

SPI Fish Killer Charters offers guided fishing trips around the waterways of South Padre Island, TX. Whether it’s exploring the inshore waters for some Reds or Specks, or the chase further out to get Kings, Grouper, and Snapper, SPI Fish Killer Charters has you covered.

You will be fishing alongside Paco Hinjosa, a local fishing guide around these fisheries. He knows where the fish are and what technique to use to make the most out of your trip. Paco will take you to hot spots in search of prime fish of the area. You will get to try a variety of techniques, depending on the fish you want to target.

Your vessel for the day is a 25’ Panga center console. She is powered by a 150 HP Mercury outboard engine and is rigged with the navigational gear. The boat features plenty of space to fish safely with comfort. It’s all about a smooth and safe ride. When coming for an inshore trip, Paco can accommodate up to six people, whereas the offshore waters are good for a pack of four. The boat features high sides and a non-slip surface which makes it safe for kids of all ages. Anglers of all skillsets are welcome to join the adventure.

When fishing around the bay, you can try drifting, wade fishing, structure, top water, or going after bottom fish, using either artificial lures or bait, depending on what works better on the selected day. You can expect to get Red Drum, Snook, Flounder, and Speckled Trout.

Further out, you can try trolling for Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack or go bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper or Tripletail.

Make sure to bring a valid fishing license, snacks and drinks. All the tackle, bait, and ice are supplied, as are the rods and lures. You will get your catch cleaned, and can later have a tasty meal. Pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, comfortable clothes, and a non-marking shoes. Book early to avoid missing out.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Invite your fishing buddies, friends, or family, and come enjoy your afternoon. On this private trip you can target Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, Crevalle, and more. More experienced anglers can try drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on the day. The fishing gear is supplied. Bring a license, pack snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothes, and a camera to get a good shot of your catch.
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip - Bay Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This morning trip is for a maximum of six people. It is a private charter. For professional/experienced anglers, there is a chance to do drift fishing, wade fishing, top water action, structure fishing, or bottom fishing with artificial and/or bait depending on what the day demands. The fishing gear is provided. You will need to bring along a license, snacks, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothes. It is suitable for anglers of all skillsets.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  Jack Crevalle
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Snapper (Red)
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

25 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Paco Hinojosa
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since January 2015
Capt. Paco is a USCG licensed guide that has been fishing the waters of Laguna Madre for over 30 yeas. He started fishing with father and grandad, and has fished professionally for the past decade. Capt. Paco likes trying out new techniques and styles to hone his skills. He loves having people onboard and enjoys taking them around these waterways to catch some nice fish. He enjoys seeing people get thrilled when they reel in the fish.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 91%

South Padre Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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When we (6 of us) decided to book our first fishing trip I researched a few Captains, their boats, and cost. I choose Captain Paco because he actually answered his phone on first ring when everybody else had voicemail and no callbacks. He also answered the phone every time I called him. He also called me a few times just to check on us or discuss the weather or trip specifics as the date got close. Captain Paco has a great 25’ boat and all of his rods worked like a charm. Catching fish was slow at first as we moved several times looking for a hot spot. Captain Paco know the bay like the back of his hand and is knowledgeable on the fish movements and tendencies. We had caught a large Red and several catfish but he kept moving if the fish were not biting frequently enough. We only had 20 minutes left on our 4 hour trip and Captain Paco could of taken us back in because it was a 20 minute trip to get back to the dock but instead he said “I want to try this place I know in the south side” and headed southbound. By the time we arrived at the southern spot we only had 10 minutes left but we started hitting speckled trout. The fishing was fast and furious for about 30 minutes!!  Captain Paco was baiting and taking the fish off and untangling line in harmony. He put us on the fish and let us stay out until everybody had caught plenty fish. By the time we got back we were over an hour late. He really cares about his customers catching fish and having a good time. We will definetly book with Captain Paco again!!!!

Fished May 6, 2018
Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 10, 2018

Your review was very generous.  My day is easier when i have great customers like y’all. Thank you for taking the time to give me feedback on your experience.  Glad to be of service, and I hope to see you guys again.
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

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Capt Paco,
Was great had a nice relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed his company. Tried several different techniques and locations will definitely request him again

Fished April 20, 2018
Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 23, 2018

Thank you Wade for the review.  I hope to see you next time you make it into town.

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Captain paco was great! Fishing was slow today but paco worked hard to try to get fish. Would strongly recommend fishing with him.

Fished March 26, 2018
Paco Hinojosa (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 28, 2018

Ron thank you for taking the time to put in a review.  Fishing was tough in high winds and slow bite, but you guys worked hard and I appreciated your patience.

Thanks again Ron
Capt. Paco Hinojosa

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